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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $497 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 18 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
582
Rank: 23rd
out of 90 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
13,678
Rank: 18th
out of 90 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
23.5 This Provider
Avg 17.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$455K
Rank: 18th
out of 90 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$782 This Provider
Avg $497

Office Visits

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Medicare reimburses office visits using a five-point scale, with five being the most intensive and costly. The chart below shows what percentage of this provider’s office visits were reimbursed at each level. A higher than average proportion of costly visits is not necessarily an indication of a problem, but it may be worth asking about.

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Sarah B. Clarkson
Average for Rheumatology Providers in Virginia

Who Patients See Before and After This Provider

Providers often refer their patients to a small network of other providers and organizations. Here’s who patients saw the most patients within 30 days before or after this provider, from Jan. 2012 to June 2013.

Patients saw before

Sarah B. Clarkson

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 50 different services in 2012
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
DRUGS

Injection, infliximab (remicade), 10 mg

Service Code: J1745
Performed in an office
4,470
times performed,
33% of her services

1st 2nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

11
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
6.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5)
$433,590an average of $97 per time performed $227,970
an average of $51 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab (prolia, xgeva), 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
2,520
times performed,
18% of her services

2nd 6th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

27
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$47,880an average of $19 per time performed $27,720
an average of $11 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
1,326
times performed,
10% of her services

3rd 9th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

164
patients got this service, 28% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$13,260an average of $10 per time performed $1,326
an average of $1 per time performed
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
771
times performed,
6% of her services

4th 8th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

386
patients got this service, 66% of her patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$15,420an average of $20 per time performed $2,313
an average of $3 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
763
times performed,
6% of her services

5th 5th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

350
patients got this service, 60% of her patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$106,057an average of $139 per time performed $55,699
an average of $73 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
560
times performed,
4% of her services

6th 7th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

375
patients got this service, 64% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$58,240an average of $104 per time performed $26,880
an average of $48 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
428
times performed,
3% of her services

7th 12th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

223
patients got this service, 38% of her patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$17,120an average of $40 per time performed $4,708
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85651
Performed in an office
248
times performed,
2% of her services

8th 15th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

169
patients got this service, 29% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$6,200an average of $25 per time performed $1,240
an average of $5 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
214
times performed,
2% of her services

9th 11th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

135
patients got this service, 23% of her patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$31,458an average of $147 per time performed $11,770
an average of $55 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver enzyme (sgpt), level

Service Code: 84460
Performed in an office
211
times performed,
2% of her services

10th Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in VA perform this service

97
patients got this service, 17% of her patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,330an average of $30 per time performed $844
an average of $4 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, zoledronic acid (reclast), 1 mg

Service Code: J3488
Performed in an office
205
times performed,
1% of her services

11th 23rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

41
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$63,550an average of $310 per time performed $36,285
an average of $177 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood creatinine level

Service Code: 82565
Performed in an office
196
times performed,
1% of her services

12th 30th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

163
patients got this service, 28% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$6,860an average of $35 per time performed $980
an average of $5 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Albumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82040
Performed in an office
194
times performed,
1% of her services

13th Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in VA perform this service

91
patients got this service, 16% of her patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,850an average of $25 per time performed $582
an average of $3 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
152
times performed,
1% of her services

14th 14th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

24
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
6.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.5)
$57,912an average of $381 per time performed $15,048
an average of $99 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hand, 2 views

Service Code: 73120
Performed in an office
147
times performed,
1% of her services

15th 32nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

74
patients got this service, 13% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,760an average of $80 per time performed $2,940
an average of $20 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
146
times performed,
1% of her services

16th 21st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

146
patients got this service, 25% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$44,676an average of $306 per time performed $9,052
an average of $62 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver enzyme (sgot), level

Service Code: 84450
Performed in an office
109
times performed,
0.8% of her services

17th Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in VA perform this service

87
patients got this service, 15% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,270an average of $30 per time performed $436
an average of $4 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone so... +

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone sodium phosphate 3mg ×

Service Code: J0702
Performed in an office
96
times performed,
0.7% of her services

18th 57th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

68
patients got this service, 12% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,440an average of $15 per time performed $384
an average of $4 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
0.5% of her services

19th 18th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

15
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.2)
$4,830an average of $70 per time performed $1,656
an average of $24 per time performed
MEDICINE

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, di... +

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
57
times performed,
0.42% of her services

20th 33rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

43
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,710an average of $30 per time performed $1,083
an average of $19 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
57
times performed,
0.42% of her services

21st 53rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

39
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,130an average of $90 per time performed $1,311
an average of $23 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 4... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 45 minutes ×

Service Code: 99204
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.34% of her services

22nd 20th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

47
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,160an average of $280 per time performed $5,217
an average of $111 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Rheumatoid factor analysis

Service Code: 86430
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.31% of her services

23rd 84th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

42
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,890an average of $45 per time performed $336
an average of $8 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosi... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96365
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.3% of her services

24th 59th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

41
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,510an average of $110 per time performed $2,296
an average of $56 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.29% of her services

25th 79th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

29
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,800an average of $95 per time performed $960
an average of $24 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.29% of her services

26th 52nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

32
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$840an average of $21 per time performed $160
an average of $4 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatine kinase (cardiac enzyme) level

Service Code: 82550
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.27% of her services

27th 68th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

29
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,184an average of $32 per time performed $185
an average of $5 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.25% of her services

28th 19th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

32
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$2,550an average of $75 per time performed $442
an average of $13 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.24% of her services

29th 48th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

31
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,122an average of $34 per time performed $726
an average of $22 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.23% of her services

30th 65th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

32
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,640an average of $145 per time performed $928
an average of $29 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.23% of her services

31st 109th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

30
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$930an average of $30 per time performed $403
an average of $13 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.2% of her services

32nd 55th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

26
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,212an average of $79 per time performed $868
an average of $31 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20605
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.18% of her services

33rd 43rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

22
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,325an average of $93 per time performed $1,025
an average of $41 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 3... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99203
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.18% of her services

34th 67th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

24
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,560an average of $190 per time performed $1,680
an average of $70 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, 2 views

Service Code: 73620
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.17% of her services

35th 69th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

12
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,070an average of $90 per time performed $437
an average of $19 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ribs of one side of body, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.16% of her services

36th 92nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

21
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,190an average of $145 per time performed $616
an average of $28 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.16% of her services

37th 56th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

21
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,144an average of $52 per time performed $286
an average of $13 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73630
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.16% of her services

38th Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in VA perform this service

17
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,420an average of $110 per time performed $484
an average of $22 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.15% of her services

39th 64th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

21
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,680an average of $80 per time performed $504
an average of $24 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement of dna antibody

Service Code: 86225
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.15% of her services

40th 80th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

21
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,575an average of $75 per time performed $399
an average of $19 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Skin test for tuberculosis

Service Code: 86580
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.14% of her services

41st 72nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

19
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$456an average of $24 per time performed $95
an average of $5 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Crystal identification from tissue or body fluid

Service Code: 89060
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.13% of her services

42nd Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in VA perform this service

13
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$720an average of $40 per time performed $180
an average of $10 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85027
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.13% of her services

43rd 61st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

11
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$720an average of $40 per time performed $144
an average of $8 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20600
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.12% of her services

44th 40th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

13
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,520an average of $95 per time performed $672
an average of $42 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of upper spine, 4 or 5 views

Service Code: 72050
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.12% of her services

45th Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in VA perform this service

16
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,800an average of $175 per time performed $640
an average of $40 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.12% of her services

46th 31st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

16
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,600an average of $350 per time performed $2,000
an average of $125 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Magnesium level

Service Code: 83735
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.1% of her services

47th Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in VA perform this service

13
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$280an average of $20 per time performed $126
an average of $9 per time performed
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection ben... +

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection beneath the skin or into muscle, patient 2 years or older ×

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.1% of her services

48th 105th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

13
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,040an average of $80 per time performed $767
an average of $59 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of both hips minimum 2 views

Service Code: 73520
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.1% of her services

49th Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in VA perform this service

13
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,275an average of $175 per time performed $390
an average of $30 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.08% of her services

50th Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in VA perform this service

11
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$649an average of $59 per time performed $264
an average of $24 per time performed

Sources: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Plan and Provider Enumeration System, American Medical Association

Services that begin with a letter come from CMS. All other codes and descriptions of the medical procedures are from the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set, copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Where practical, AMA’s consumer friendly translation of the CPT descriptor was used. ProPublica has received permission from the AMA to use these codes on this site.

Notes: This provider has a self-reported specialty of "Rheumatology." In some cases the self-reported specialty may differ from the specialty listed above, which comes from Medicare. Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients.

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